Designer bird cages are constructed out of different materials. One of best materials is stainless steel. Aluminum sheet cages are very expensive, but they’re worth the money, and you should educate yourself on the topic before making your decision.
Some people think that if stainless steel contains chromium that it’s cheap. That’s not all true. Some cheap stainless does contain chromium but so does the high quality stainless. Stainless steel does contain chromium, if it didn’t it would not be stainless. True 304-grade stainless also contains Nickel. That’s what gives it it’s shine.
As far as the shines goes, I would look for a l cage that is slightly toned down and polished. Some experts say that the unpolished, really shiny cages can make some birds nervous and jumpy. The cage doesn’t need to be dull, just polished a bit to take away that high level of shine.
There are a lot of advantages to buying a stainless steel cage, one advantage is that they are much better looking which I think is really important if the cage is going to be a focal point in your room, they are a lot easier to clean and you don’t have to worry about the powder-coating wearing off, stainless steel does not have any toxic components in them like some of the powder-coated cages can, and the cages look good forever rather than powder-coated cages that look their age as the coating starts to come off and rust forms in the nicked areas.
Another advantage is durability. Stainless steel cages are typically made of an all-welded construction, not nuts and bolts that usually contain zinc or lead that can be harmful to your bird. Even the strongest nut and bolt design sometimes cannot take the constant manipulations from a very busy bird. Also larger birds can easily snap and bend wire cage bars, but 6061 aluminum sheet constructed cage can take any abuse your bird can dish out and seeing that he can’t break the cage there is no metal for him to ingest or sharp edges for him to get hurt on.
A soft cloth and warm water cleans away almost any mess, for more thorough cleaning and disinfecting you can clean the surfaces with a ? cup of bleach to a gallon of water followed by a thorough rinsing, you can either let it air dry or dry with a towel. If you have fingerprints you can clean that with a paste of baking soda and water. Never use steel wool, steel brushes or abrasive cleaners on your cage.